The Jessica  LbNA # 46836

Placed DateApr 25 2009
LocationRedmond, OR
Planted ByEldridgeTribe    
Found By Oregon Natives
Last Found Jan 1 2013
Hike Distance?

Part of a series of 8 letterboxes in Redmond’s Dry Canyon.

Here’s the story behind these letterboxes. Grandma W turned 70 years young this year and we thought we would give her an unconventional present. ‘Ya see, she lives above the Dry Canyon and really, really enjoys watching people in the canyon ….families walking….folks bike riding….people birding…..runners sweating….an occasional horseback rider… we thought we’d do our part in encouraging some more people into the canyon to look for some more letterboxes. These 8 letterboxes represent Grandma (and Grandpa) W.’s grandkids (who all like to letterbox too!). Jessica is the fourth grandchild. And animals are her passion, especially horses.

To get to the Dry Canyon in Redmond, take HWY 97 North and turn left onto Pershall at the flashing yellow light. Drive down into the canyon and turn left at the sign for the trail head. It will point you to the water treatment facility and to the parking lot for the canyon trail.(All compass readings are magnetic.)

From gray path onto brown trail straight ahead
Follow around and around
Up and down
Two brown trails merge
From there head due East
40 paces to a forked tree
(Don’t go to the trail ahead)
Look to your right
Find a rock at the base of a neighboring tree

Central Oregon is a mecca for all kinds of critters. Please be VERY careful when letterboxing in this area and be sure to read the waiver of responsibility and disclaimer. Please be sure to reseal baggies and containers and re-hide boxes in their original location, completely hidden from view so that more people can share in the joy of finding them! Thanks so much!